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Women in the House

Web (Full Length) – 2018

This Vice documentary, made as part of its women's suffrage series, asks four past and present politicians — Golriz Ghahraman, Paula Bennett, Louisa Wall and former Prime Minister Helen Clark — about their experience of being a female MP in Aotearoa. It's a mixed picture. Clark celebrates the fact that issues facing half the population are now being addressed by a more equal Parliament, but Ghahraman, whose family fled Iran for New Zealand, regularly receives abusive communications. While each politician responds differently, they all share strong personal beliefs.

Any time Golriz makes a strong statement on any issue she will get angry men sending her threats.
– Golriz Ghahraman's parliamentary aide Himiona Grace on the abuse his boss cops

Key Cast & Crew

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Josh Yong

Editor

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Katy Roberts

Series Producer

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Niamh Peren

Producer

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Ursula Grace Williams

Supervising Producer

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Rachel Barker

Assistant Editor

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Kate Alexis

Associate Producer

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